Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls
1 July 2019 - 30 November 2019
3 Night getaway at the Victoria Falls Hotel
Return flights to Livingstone on SAA Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast daily Tour of the Falls Zambezi Royal Sundowner Cruise All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
Tour of the Falls included Zambezi Royal Sundowner Cruise included
Book by 31 January 2020
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
|Base Price:||ZAR 10 440|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 2 885|
|Total Price:||ZAR 13 325|
Known affectionately as "the grand old lady of the falls" the Victoria Falls Hotel is a gracious, colonial-style hotel set in lush gardens and located only 10 minutes’ walk away from the Falls. This grand hotel has been welcoming celebrities, royalty and discerning guests since 1904.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
All rooms and Suites include individually controlled air conditioning, television, telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safety box and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Offer 16 – 20 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and face the rear gardens of the courtyard. The en suite bathroom has a shower only.
Deluxe Central Room
Offer 21 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and overlook the Botoka Gorge, and Victoria Falls Bridge or the lush tropical gardens. The en suite bathroom has a shower only.
Stable Signature Wing Room
Offer 27 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and overlook the front gardens or the courtyard. The en suite bathroom features an old-fashioned bathtub and a separate shower.
Offer 38 square metres of living space with a four-poster bed and a spacious balcony.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the property.
Stanley’s Terrace: Not only renowned for a tantalising High Tea, Stanley’s Terrace is also a magnificent setting, with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge, for light meals served throughout the day.
Offers lavish buffets for breakfast and dinner as well as evening entertainment from various ethnic groups, all complemented by views over the gorge.
The Livingstone Room
The elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room, features both à la carte and table d’hôte dinner menus. This awarded restaurant reflects the grandeur and opulence of a bygone era yet the dress code has been relaxed to smart-casual with a minimum required of sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men. No shorts, sneakers, jeans or sandals are permitted.
The open –air poolside bar serves a full range of beverages, light meals and snacks as well as a lunchtime barbeque.
With a maximum capacity of only 12 guests, Stanley’s Bar is a snug retreat to enjoy a signature cocktail, a G&T or even the hotel’s homemade non-alcoholic lemonade.
The boutique beauty Spa offers two massage beds within the spa itself and one at the poolside and offers a range of treatments from Swedish body massages to body scrubs, facials, pedicures and manicures.
Available throughout the hotel free of charge
WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS
Locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, translating to the ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls are deservedly one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Forming a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, fed by the mighty Zambezi River, the Falls are a sight to behold!
The 100m vertical chasm spanning the full one and a half kilometre width of the river, creates the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and one of the most extraordinary displays of nature’s might and magnificence. Despite the beauty of the Falls themselves, this region warrants the reputation as an adventure centre, offering a plethora of adrenaline-inducing activities both in and around the Falls. The best time for viewing the Falls is from July to October when the water levels are high but the mist has subsided, offering clearer views.
The indigenous languages are Ndebele and Shona but English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood.
One arrival in Victoria Falls you will be greeted by some of the friendliest people in the world. The predominant religion is Christianity, with traditional beliefs in rural areas, and some Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities.
Victoria Falls is situated in a summer rainfall region. Instead of differentiating the climate according to the conventional spring/summer/autumn/winter divide, locals consider there to be two distinct climates - the dry season and the wet season. The dry season begins in May and extends through autumn and winter into October. The early part of the dry season is a temperate time with daytime temperatures in the early 20°C range and the mercury often falling to single digit figures at night.
Generally, the rains begin during the course of November and, by December, the wet season has usually set in with hot daytime temperatures, lightened by torrential downpours that generally take place during the late afternoon. At night, temperatures are an average 18°C and, during the day, the temperature can rise into the 30’s. Visiting the Victoria Falls during the wet and dry seasons is a markedly different experience. In early summer, the water level in the Zambezi is at its lowest, and the spray from the Falls is least dense, allowing for more visibility and better photographic conditions. Low water levels mean that parts of the Falls dry up, particularly on the Zambian side, but this is when Devil’s Pool is accessible. During late summer, when the Zambezi is pumping, the spray from the Falls is intense and any visitor to the rainforest can expect to be soaked.
May to November are the best months for most visitors but…
The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer a valid currency and almost all transactions are conducted in US Dollars. The currencies presently used in Zimbabwe include US Dollars and South African Rand. Make sure you have a sufficient amount of foreign currency in your possession, prior to entering the country due to a cash shortage and the fact that many ATMs will not accept international cards. Do not change foreign exchange with moneychangers on the street, as this is illegal. It is best to travel with small denominations of foreign currency.
240 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK).
As Victoria Falls is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.
Bring small denominations for tipping purposes as small change is very rarely available locally. Whilst not compulsory, it is enormously appreciated and often contributes a substantial amount toward ensuring that those working in the service industry earn a living wage. Just make sure that a service charge hasn’t already been added to your bill.
WHAT TO DO IN VIC FALLS
Victoria Falls will not disappoint; whether you’re seeing the Falls for the first time or planning a hair-raising bungee jump, there is so much to do and see! Your visit will be jam packed with adventure so plan wisely. These are our top recommendations:
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